The End of the Work as We Know It

32 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2012

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Michael J. Madison

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

Date Written: September 25, 2012


This paper takes a new look at the concept of the work of authorship in copyright, known in other systems as the copyright work. It complements inquiries into authorship and originality, extending earlier scholarship on the origins of legal “things” or objects and on the multi-dimensional character of their borders and boundaries.

Keywords: Intellectual Property, Copyright, Originality, Creativity, Copyright Work, Work of Authorship, Boundaries, Boundary Objects

JEL Classification: K11, O34

Suggested Citation

Madison, Michael J., The End of the Work as We Know It (September 25, 2012). Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-28, Available at SSRN:

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